Thom is based in London and Kent. Rooted in a documentary tradition, his work centres around people, objects and places. It is characterised by a gentle and observational approach, a natural and honest quality, and a care for the craft of picture making.
In 2015 Thom published his first photobook, Missing Buildings through his own publishing imprint, Hwæt Books. The collaboration with his sister, Beth Atkinson, brings together an extensive body of work documenting the physical and imaginative landscapes of the London Blitz. Thom's interest in Britain, conflict and mythology is ongoing.
Commercial clients include Barclays, Volkswagen, Tesco, Esso, Sainsbury’s, Hilti, Humira, Missing People, Metropolitan Police and Cancer Research. Editorial commissions have come from FT Weekend, Hole & Corner, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Telegraph Magazine and Rake's Progress. Thom is represented by Gill Turner.
All images © Thom Atkinson 2019